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Del Maguey Tobala Mezcal 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
My favorite mezcal at any price, the Tobala is an incredibly rare agave the grows only in the shaded areas of the Oaxacan highlands. This producer is known to use tropical fruit in addition to agave to get the right balance for this spice fruit forward Mezcal.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart BC 0

El Dorado 12 year old Demerara Guyana Rum 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
An incredible example of why the El Dorado Rum should be considered some of the world's finest. From a famous rum producing nation, Guyana, Demerara Distillers Ltd is the last functioning distillery in this Caribbean jungle nation. Using some of the world's oldest stills, DDL has been able to continue Guyana's legacy of producing the finest rums. Every offering from El Dorado is strikingly different, but the 12 year stands alone in terms of bang for your buck. This is a blend of 4 rums from 4 different types of still and represents the old style Guyana rum. Delicious!
Price: $25.99 Add To Cart BC 0

La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sanlucar de Barrameda (375ml)
Review Date: 8-28-2011
Gwah! Great Manzanilla for nothing at all. If you don't like sherry then we can't be friends, but if you at least try this bottle I'll forgive you forever. An accurate example of this stupendous style of sherry. Intense and nutty, very very rich with a racy balancing acidity. This is what I LIKE!!!
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Lagavulin 16-year-old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
I love Lagavulin. It represents everything that Scotch whisky should be. It's definitely not for everyone, but if you can appreciate this special whisky from the magical isle of Islay, you're probably going to ended up a life long fan. A whisky to cut ones teeth on, you just can't beat Lagavulin for consistency and overall depth.

Rare Wine Company Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Madeira
Review Date: 8-28-2011
Madeira has been relegated to the shelves of cooks for years, but the Rare Wine Co. is changing that with it's phenomenal line of Historically significant single variety Madeiras. This shows intense fresh cotton candy, freshly cracked almond and a deep earthy rancio fruit on the nose. The palate EXPLODES with acidity negating any sweetness that might have been there. Because of the ridiculous way they make Madeira, this basically has no shelf life, so open it today and drink over the next year!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart ST 93 BC 0

Tariquet 15 Year Old Cask Strength Folle Blanche Armagnac 750ml
Review Date: 8-28-2011
Tariquet is making some of the most exciting Armagnacs on the market today. Stupendous values as well, this 15 year is produced exclusively from the rare folle blanche grape. Highly aromatic and bottled at cask strength, this is more flowers and fruit than spice and earth, but still ranks high on my list of best brandy values.
Price: $55.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 3-9-2011
Meaty, beefy, austere, intense. Weird, but fun! GEEKS only.
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François Pinon Vouvray Brut Non Dosé
Review Date: 3-9-2011
Perfect for Oysters! Austere, racy, high acid balanced by honey and ripe apple. Lot's of fun, but not for your Veuve Yellow Label drinkers.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco DOCG
Review Date: 3-9-2011
A stupendous effort from one of our favorite producers of prosecco. The nose is intense blooming white flower with a touch of citrus peel. The palate brings out tropical fruit, candied citrus, passion fruit. Touch of ripe sweetness balances the raciness perfectly.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2007 Sterling "SVR" Reserve Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 3-9-2011
Lot's of depth. Nose shows dark berry fruit, spice, graphite/mineral. Herbal notes balance the ultra ripe fruit rather nicely. Palate is structured and rich, but not totally lacking in acidity. Interested to see how this develops.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart WE 91 BC 0

Veuve du Vernay Brut
Review Date: 3-9-2011
Clean, simple, floral, touch of sweet citrus. Surprisingly good for the price!
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Noah's Mill Bourbon 750ml
Review Date: 8-22-2008
A 15-year-old small batch bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers. This elegant whiskey is complex, but not overpowering. Its soft yet distinctive aromatics range from citrus and stone fruit to forest, leather and smoke. A corn-driven front palate of caramel and toffee is followed by a pepper and spice finish owing to a significant amount of rye in the blend. For an over-proof (114.3-degree) bourbon, it is not at all hot.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Rowan's Creek Bourbon 750ml
Review Date: 8-22-2008
Incredibly balanced, its zesty aromatics feature some surprising honeysuckle and jasmine notes. The mouthfeel is supple but not thick; there’s also a subdued sweetness with just a touch of pepper and no detectable heat. Attractively packaged and reasonably priced, something this good can’t last forever.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Lillet Blanc 750ml
Review Date: 7-18-2008
This white wine-based aperitif was created in 1887 in Bordeaux and originally had a high quinine content (presumably to treat malaria). Quinine is synthesized from the Kina-Kina tree, hence the drink’s original name: Kina Lillet. The original recipe was made famous by Ian Fleming in Casino Royal as a key component in the infamous “James Bond Martini.” This blend of fruit liqueurs and fortified wine was originally marketed as a tonic of great medicinal quality. These days there’s a new, friendlier Lillet with less quinine and it still lends itself to making cocktails, like the famous Edith’s Fizz.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart WE 93 BC 0

Domaine de Canton Ginger & Cognac Liqueur 750ml
Review Date: 6-18-2008
Popular with the French since colonial times, this Ginger Cognac Liqueur melds the subtle heat of baby Vietnamese ginger root with the depth of flavor of Grand Champagne Cognac. The addition of spices, honey, and Tunisian ginseng make for a magnificently complex handmade elixir without preservatives or colorants.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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